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Title: Ultrafast spatiotemporal laser pulse engineering using chromatic dispersion.

Abstract

We discuss a new method for manipulating the optical field distribution in time and space at the focal plane of a chromatic lens. Chromatic dispersion and aberration make it possible to control the photon distribution in both time and space by properly controlling the amplitude and phase of the incident laser pulse, including shortening a laser pulse or generating a specific time-dependent transverse distribution. As an example, we discuss the generation of a quasi-three-dimensional ellipsoidal photon distribution and a proof-of-principle experiment, where favourable agreement between theoretical calculations and the data is observed.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. X-Ray Science Division
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); National Nature Science Foundation of China; Shanghai Natural Sciece Foundation
OSTI Identifier:
1021303
Report Number(s):
ANL/XSD/JA-64722
Journal ID: 1367-2630; TRN: US201116%%699
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
New J. Phys.
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: Dec. 8, 2010
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; AMPLITUDES; CONTROL; DATA; OPTICAL DISPERSION; DISTRIBUTION; LASERS; PHOTONS; PULSES

Citation Formats

Li, Y, Chemerisov, S, Shen, B, and Shanghai Inst. of Optics and Fine Mechanics). Ultrafast spatiotemporal laser pulse engineering using chromatic dispersion.. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1088/1367-2630/12/12/123011.
Li, Y, Chemerisov, S, Shen, B, & Shanghai Inst. of Optics and Fine Mechanics). Ultrafast spatiotemporal laser pulse engineering using chromatic dispersion.. United States. doi:10.1088/1367-2630/12/12/123011.
Li, Y, Chemerisov, S, Shen, B, and Shanghai Inst. of Optics and Fine Mechanics). Wed . "Ultrafast spatiotemporal laser pulse engineering using chromatic dispersion.". United States. doi:10.1088/1367-2630/12/12/123011.
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title = {Ultrafast spatiotemporal laser pulse engineering using chromatic dispersion.},
author = {Li, Y and Chemerisov, S and Shen, B and Shanghai Inst. of Optics and Fine Mechanics)},
abstractNote = {We discuss a new method for manipulating the optical field distribution in time and space at the focal plane of a chromatic lens. Chromatic dispersion and aberration make it possible to control the photon distribution in both time and space by properly controlling the amplitude and phase of the incident laser pulse, including shortening a laser pulse or generating a specific time-dependent transverse distribution. As an example, we discuss the generation of a quasi-three-dimensional ellipsoidal photon distribution and a proof-of-principle experiment, where favourable agreement between theoretical calculations and the data is observed.},
doi = {10.1088/1367-2630/12/12/123011},
journal = {New J. Phys.},
number = Dec. 8, 2010,
volume = 12,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {12}
}